Born: March 22, 1836, Cape May, New Jer­sey.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 9, 1921, Cape May, New Jer­sey.

Buried: Cold Spring Pres­by­ter­i­an Church, Cape May Coun­ty, New Jer­sey.

Pseudonym: Ed­gar Page.

After serv­ing in the Amer­i­can ci­vil war at Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia, Stites be­came a ri­ver­boat pi­lot on the Del­a­ware River. He be­longed to the First Meth­o­dist Church in Cape May, New Jer­sey, for 60 years, and of­ten at­tend­ed the an­nu­al Meth­od­ist As­sem­bly at Ocean Grove, New Jer­sey. For a while he was a home mis­sion­ary in the Da­ko­ta Ter­ri­tory. Hym­nist Eli­za Hew­itt was his cou­sin.



  1. At the Gold­en Land­ing
  2. Beulah Land
  3. Just Ahead
  4. Trusting Je­sus